Compline

Compline

We often use a service of Compline on the evenings of Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday in Holy Week. You can download the service sheet to use at home.

The ancient office of Compline derives its name from a Latin word meaning ‘completion’ (completorium). It is above all a service of quietness and reflection before rest at the end of the day. It is most effective when the ending is indeed an ending, without additions, conversation or noise. If there is an address, or business to be done, it should come first. If the service is in church, those present depart in silence; if at home, they go quietly to bed.
(from Church of England website)